Walking Tour

Walking Tour
of the
College Grounds

June 2022 tbc

6pm to 8pm

Wellington College Head of Gardens and Countryside, Mark Dodd, will take us on a tour of the College gardens and share fascinating insights, including some of the delights and challenges of looking after this 440 acre site, providing insight into a side of College life that is unknown to the majority. He will tell us about how his team manages the huge site, complete with its lawns, lakes, woods, hedgehogs, squirrels, adders – and all those leaves! There are 18.5 million of them on the Kilometre alone!

Kat Dahl, teacher and conservationist, will guide us around the College’s Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. This protected area is a remarkable beacon of biodiversity, containing several nationally scarce habitats and species, including Dartford Warblers, Nightjars and Silver-studded Blue butterflies. Kat will tell us about the great variety of wonderful wildlife on this site, and how its conservation is managed by Mark and his team in conjunction with Natural England.

Meeting place will be at the Clock Tower on North Front.

Please wear suitable footwear and be aware of uneven ground in parts. A reasonable level of fitness/walking speed is necessary to make sure we can complete both parts of the tour.


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